Our prediction for this Premier League match:
Everton will look to escape the danger zone when they take on Wolverhampton in a highly-anticipated relegation six-pointer on Boxing Day. The Toffees have were struggling in front of goal before the World Cup break, but they will not have a better chance than this to get back on course. Frank Lampard can count on key players for Monday’s showdown, which is yet another reason why home win should be considered.
Meanwhile, the Wolves are stuck at the bottom of the table with only 10 points in their pocket, and seeing that key attacker Raul Jimenez doesn’t seem to be fully fit, we are tempted to put our money on Frank Lampard’s troops. All Neto, Chiquinho, and Kalajdzic remains on the sidelines with injuries. You should know that Wolverhampton have collected only two points in total on the road this term.
Highlighted Player (Seamus Coleman):
Quite possibly the most talented footballer to have donned the Republic of Ireland jersey in the second decade of the 21st century, Seamus Coleman is an attacking full-back, who has been one of Everton’s best performers for quite some time.
Plucked from lowly Sligo Rovers in 2009, the highly rated footballer took to Premier League like duck to water and went on to become one of the best right-sided defenders in the league. Coleman has developed a knack for scoring amazing goals, and he already has more than a dozen strikes in the Premier League.
The talented footballer is still waiting for his first goal in the Republic of Ireland national team, but it is only a matter of time before he ends his international drought, even though that is not exactly his main job. The general consensus is that Coleman should have left Everton for a top club earlier in order to realise his full potential, but there is still time for the Irish footballer to grace the biggest stage.
Highlighted Team (Wolves):
Wolverhampton are a club that was originally known as St. Luke’s FC. The Wolves play in the Championship and they were founded in 1877. Molineux is the home ground of Wolverhampton and the capacity of the stadium is 31,700. Wolverhampton have won four FA Cup trophies (1893, 1908, 1949, 1960), with the team lifting the League Cup trophy in 1974 and 1980.
The colour of the club’s shirts is orange and they wear black shorts. The Wolves wear blue jerseys when playing away from home. Wolverhampton’s main rivals are West Bromwich Albion and they have been facing each other in the Black Country derby since 1888. In their first meeting in the local derby WBA recorded a 1-0 win over Wolves.
Wolverhampton have won three First Division trophies (1953/1954, 1957/1958, 1958/1959) and they have clinched four FA Cup titles as well (1893, 1908, 1949, 1960). The club’s owner is Steve Morgan.